There are so many things you need to keep in mind when you are planning a wedding, from the catering, the dress, the suits, and finding the perfect place for your ceremony and the reception venue. While all of these details are important, how comfortable your guests are at the reception is key, as this will be where everyone is getting into the full swing of the celebration. If you are starting to think about what you want to do for your wedding reception, here are a few important details you need to remember.
The Location of the Venue
There are many gorgeous options for your wedding reception venue, and of course, you want somewhere that reflects the style and theme you have chosen for your big day. However, it is important to carefully consider the location of your venue for a variety of reasons. Firstly, you want to make sure that the place is easy to access for your guests, and that there are some public transport options for those who don’t drive. Even somewhere that is an easy taxi ride away from a train station can be more beneficial than a place that is in the middle of nowhere. You should also think about how close accommodation is if the venue doesn’t offer this as some guests will need to stay the night.
What Are the Catering Options?
The majority of wedding venues will offer some catering packages for you and your partner to choose from, but this isn’t always the case. If they do not provide catering, you will need to find a reliable service that can come to your venue and serve your guests refreshments. This includes drinks, and if the catering service doesn’t offer a bar service as part of the package, you might need to find one that does provide wedding bartenders in addition to your food. You should also make sure that you are serving substantial meals so that your guests don’t go hungry, especially if you are serving alcohol. A lot of couples choose to have smaller bites served later in the evening after the main meal or canapes beforehand.
Music is the first thing that comes to mind when you’re thinking of wedding reception entertainment, as you want everyone to get on the dancefloor to have a good time. However, consider other entertainment options to make your wedding stand out. Illusionists can be an unexpected and entertaining twist, or a novelty photo booth can provide your guests with the chance to bring back personal mementos of your special day, as some examples.
You want to make sure that the reception venue reflects your wedding style, so pay close attention to the décor choices like floral arrangements, lighting, and table settings. These will be the final touches that bring your wedding reception to life and create the right atmosphere for you and your guests.
If you are starting to think about how you want your wedding reception to look and feel, remember these key details so that your guests will have a night to remember.